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Seacom may cut prices as competition hots up

Seacom may soon cut international bandwidth prices. The cable operator’s first anniversary this month also marks the end of price-cutting restrictions placed on it by some of its anchor tenants. Brian Herlihy, Seacom’s president, says the agreement with anchor tenants — other telecommunications companies — ends on Seacom’s one-year anniversary on 23 July

Main One switched on

West African undersea cable Main One has gone live two weeks before schedule. The 1,92Gbit/s cable links Nigeria to Portugal, with an additional landing station in…

Mega submarine cable to rival Wacs

Yet another undersea cable system is coming to connect SA and other African countries to the global Internet, bringing the promise of an international bandwidth glut and lower broadband prices for consumers and businesses. France Telecom has announced the new project’s backers, mainly operators, have signed an agreement for the construction of the US$700m (R5,4bn), 5,1Tbit/s, 17 000km-long system known as the Africa Coast to Europe (

Neotel to step up fibre roll-out

Neotel is stepping up its expansion programme, with a project that will see it deploying fibre-optic infrastructure to 300 buildings, including shopping centres and office blocks,…

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